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The National Director was the head of the Counter Terrorist Unit, responsible for managing CTU operations across the United States in addition to overseeing the agency's National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In the latter capacity, the National Director had management and personnel oversight similar to that of a Director for a CTU Domestic Unit.

Notable National Directors Edit

Rebecca Ingram was the National Director for several years before Day 10. Ingram spent at least four years engaged in an international manhunt for Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, culminating in a joint raid with the U.S. Army Rangers in Yemen which led to Bin-Khalid's demise and a serious blow to his terrorist organization. With this objective complete, Ingram was finally able to step down to help her husband, Senator John Donovan, in his campaign for President. (The Raid, "Day 10: 12:00pm-1:00pm")

Ingram hand-picked her successor, Keith Mullins, who took over as National Director shortly before Day 10. He inherited Ingram's ongoing investigations, including the Haddad network, and immediately made some personnel changes, firing Bashir and hiring Mariana Stiles as his replacement. When the Rangers on the Bin-Khalid mission were killed, Ingram briefly suspected Mullins as a traitor, as the CTU National Director - along with the directors of CIA and NSA - were the only ones privy to their new identifies. Ingram and Andy Shalowitz cleared his name when they discovered that Nilaa Mizrani had apparently been the leak. Mullins, after briefly being detained in secret, resumed his duties and directed CTU to locate Bin-Khalid's cell before it could carry out its attack. ("Day 10: 12:00pm-1:00pm", "Day 10: 2:00pm-3:00pm")

Background information and notes Edit

  • For all intents and purposes, the National Director appears to have identical responsibilities to the CTU Director, as depicted at CTU Los Angeles and CTU New York in earlier seasons of 24. One notable difference is the National Director's role in intelligence gathering and interception of international terrorist networks, compared to those units' domestic focus.

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